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BROOKFIELD, Ohio - The Brookfield Local Schools are going hi-tech to add another layer of security for school safety.

Technicians at the school are busy installing equipment and software for the Raptor Visitor Management System.

Superintendent Tim Saxton says the new system requires all visitors to provide photo identification that is put through a scanner.

"We want to be able to idenify individuals when they walk in the door with a state issued drivers license or an ID, a military ID or any other form of legitimate identification," Saxton says. 

The web-based system instantly screens the identification.

"It is compared to a data base that covers all 50 states and looks for issues such as sex offenders or individuals who might have a warrant out for them" Saxton says.

If the system detects a potential problem, a staff member can silently send an alert to an administrator or even the police department.

"If anyone is red flagged we can then deny them access to the general population," Saxton says.

The school researched the Raptor system, which is being used by nearly 8,000 schools to keep students safe, and chose it because they wanted something they could have up and running quickly.

"We we're looking for a system that we could install quickly, could train our staff quickly, and implement quickly," he says.

As a public school, the building gets visitors and deliveries on a daily basis and this new system will provide consistent control of who is allowed access.

The school will soon be sending letters home to families explaining the new process and how it will add that extra layer of safety.

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